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Cherry, Neneh (1963–)

Cherry, Neneh (1963–)

Swedish-born musician. Born Neneh Mariann Karlsson, Mar 10, 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden; dau. of Moki Cherry (artist) and Ahmadu Jah (percussionist); stepdau. of Don Cherry (jazz trumpeter); stepsister of singer Eagle Eye Cherry; m. Bruce Smith (drummer), divorced; married Cameron McVey (composer and musician); children: at least 2.

Sang with such bands as Nails, the Slits, Rip Rig + Panic, and Float Up CP; released what has been called the 1st alternative rap album, Raw Like Sushi (1989), which included the hits "Buffalo Stance" and "Kisses on the Wind"; with 2nd husband, cowrote the album Homebrew (1992). Other albums include Man (1996).

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